A young girl was recently charged with shoplifting along with several of her friends. She was found with over $400 and faced six months in custody and a $1,000 fine. After enlisting McElfresh Law, San Diego shoplifting attorney Jessica McElfresh negotiated on the girl’s behalf, and the case will be dismissed after undergoing a shoplifting…
Distributor License Inspection Sheet by Gianna Geil, July 8, 2019 (with Omar Figueroa) In our last blog post, we elaborated on the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Retail License Inspection Sheet, which is a checklist utilized by the BCC when assessing regulatory compliance by retailers. This post will provide a summary and explanation of the…
Not long ago, a young woman was caught drinking at the racetracks with her friends. She received tickets for minor in possession of alcohol and possession of a fake id. She faced a year of jail time and a fine of at least $1,000. However, San Diego college crimes lawyer attorney McElfresh worked out that…
by Gianna Geil, July 1, 2019 (edited by Omar Figueroa) Retail License Inspection Sheet (PDF version) If you are a licensed cannabis retailer in California (whether a delivery-only retailer or storefront dispensary) you probably have heard about inspections conducted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). In this first of two blog posts, we review…
by Gianna Geil and Omar Figueroa July 1, 2019 Many cannabis entrepreneurs are surprised to learn that, in California, general partnerships can be formed and enforced without any formal paperwork or written contracts. All that is needed is two or more people carrying on as co-owners of a for-profit business, whether or not that was…
Not long ago, a woman came to McElfresh law after being charged with attempting to shoplift a mouse from the Apple Store. Fortunately, San Diego shoplifting lawyer Jessica McElfresh negotiated for her client to complete 16 hours of volunteer work. Afterward, the case will be completely dismissed. The outcome of an individual case depends on…
As the cannabis industry expands around the U.S. and Canada, both experienced and novice investors are interested in profiting off the growth. Per ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics Spending, data on legal cannabis, spending on marijuana is expected to increase 230% to $31.3 billion by 2022. In other words, spending on cannabis is expected…
A young college student, who was under 21 was caught smoking marijuana on campus and issued a citation. Knowing that if she was convicted, she would automatically lose her license for a year, attorney McElfresh went to bat for her client. Fortunately, with San Diego marijuana lawyer Jessica McElfresh on the young girl’s side, the…
Our founding attorney, Omar Figueroa, and our Senior Associate Attorney, Lauren Mendelsohn, have both been nominated in the “Lawyer of the Year” category for the California Cannabis Awards! You can cast your vote for this and many other categories here: http://www.californiacannabisawards.com/
One of the main goals of California’s new cannabis regulations has been to prevent the growth of the black market. In the eyes of state officials, the black market for cannabis presents significant public safety risks, be it from violent crime or contaminated products. One of the ways the state’s regulators are keeping legally grown…